Rempah Masak (Malay Masala)

Rempah masak, also known as Malay masala, is a mix of 9 dried spices. It is equivalent to the Indian garam masala, a mix of 5 spices, and is added to dishes like Kerutub and traditional curries (gulai lama) with a dark gravy such as Korma Hitam, Gulai Terung, and Gulai Kampung. Kerisik is usually added to the dish as well. This recipe is courtesy of Tengku Wook Sabariah and Tengku Zahad. You can also buy ready rempah masak from the market – preferably Rose brand.

This recipe was first published in Flavours magazine.

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  1. Dry roast the spices on low heat until aromatic - you can do this separately; if roasting combined, exercise care as some spices brown faster. Cool before grinding to powder. Refrigerate if not using immediately to prolong its shelf life.

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2 Responses to “Rempah Masak (Malay Masala)”

  1. Sayed

    Dear sir .. i was searching for the kulit lawang …
    Do you sell it?
    Or from where can i buy it ?
    Waiting for your reply
    Thanks alot

    • Jamaiya Rahmat

      I think it is Star Anise, that we used alot in Malaysian cooking.


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